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Offline FromMaine

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Oct. 2016 Bike of the Month
« on: October 26, 2016, 11:13:38 AM »
This months winner has what is possibly my favorite v4 ever made. It was such a ground breaking machine when it was first introduced and still turns heads today. Its been a while since this restoration was first started, but boy was it worth the wait. If you didn't see this one coming....................... :blink:

Congratulations canamag (Gary) your 1983 Vf750F Interceptor is October 2016's BOTM.



Gary's restoration thread.

http://v4hondabbs.com/index.php?topic=62415.0
 
Michael: 
 
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Offline John Hilmer

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Re: Oct. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 05:16:38 PM »
Well, this is no surprise at all.

I've been waiting all day for someone to comment and can't put this off any more.

I've been following Gary's thread since he started it and had a strong suspicion that the end result would be excellent. It is.

This is a stunning bit of work and I'm so glad Michael selected this one NOW!

Congratulations Gary, this recognition is certainly well deserved.

I just wish it were possible for me to see it in person.

I'll be looking forward to more images, especially next spring when you get it out on the road.

John
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Offline The Dutchy

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Re: Oct. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 05:58:16 PM »
Great pick Michael..  :thumb

That bike just takes me back 15 years when I got my first 750..


I converted her into this "Euro style" 750


And by then... I sold my baby.. It took me six years to get over it and build my 750 again...
About the same, but with 6 years more experience..


Canamag.. I hope you see the set backs as a learning curve..  You followed a path that I have been in before.. For my VF750 twice, for other bikes, I lost count..
You did an excellent job on the restore, and I was glad to follow your rebuild thread. If not, to be able to share you some info needed whenever I could.

Don't ever sell her....... :lol8:




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Offline klopperg

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Re: Oct. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2016, 07:06:16 AM »
Congratulations  :thumb :thumb :thumb

I KNEW IT  ;)
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Offline canamag

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Re: Oct. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2016, 08:04:52 AM »
Thanks gentlemen , very nice to hear others like it as much as I do . I have attached a couple more pics that are of a little better quality .

Thanks again
Gary
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Re: Oct. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2016, 10:13:02 AM »
 :beer:
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Offline motorhead1977

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Re: Oct. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2016, 06:24:53 AM »
Double plus on the selection and the restore!  Nicely done.
My first V4 was a red/white 83 V45 I got from the original owner who had parked it in his garage with hardly any miles on the clock and left it sitting for over 10 years. What came out of the fuel tank would not burn at all. Cosmetics were excellent though so it was really just a clean out/up and replace the safety bits and ride it.  I added the Corbin leather seat which was a huge improvement over stock and the F1R exhaust sounded great.

I finally sent it down the road when I got my VFR800. 
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Offline Miecul

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Re: Oct. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2016, 08:59:46 AM »
Way to go Gary. She's definitely a head turner. It's a damm shame insurance prices up here a can put a man in the poor house. Now the wait. I should and will have mine back on the road next spring. Let me know the next time you're through this way again
Gary.  :thumb :beer: :thumb
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Re: Oct. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2016, 07:32:32 AM »
Sweet!!!
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Re: Oct. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2016, 02:55:03 PM »
Nice bike, Gary!  Congrats.

Magoo